“ Brand: Next / Type: Casual Wear „
I managed to find myself in a shopping centre at opening time (8 am) a couple of weeks ago and by some stroke of luck Next had one of their big sales on. A lot of the time I find the stuff left on the rails is awful and don't need to wonder why it didn't sell in the first place. This time though I managed to grab a few bargains including this Berry Stripe Dress which I fancied for wearing at work.
Berry Stripe Dress
The dress is quite like a jumper dress, but a thin one and so ideal for end of summer and autumn. The dress has long sleeves and sits just above the knee - perhaps midway between the knee and waist and so rather modest for work. The sleeves and hem of the dress are slightly elasticated and so it has both a bit of give and sits well on your skin, this is slightly ridged.
The dress is made of 100 % cotton /Bomuld (excluding the trimmed parts) and as I have said it is quite thin. The colour of the dress is 'berry', which is made up of light red and maroon/purple stripes all over it. The stripes are quite flattering and thin, being about 1.5 cm stripes. The colours are very this seasons and it goes really well with beiges and brown garments. The trims of this are the darker colour and a lot thicker than the majority stripes.
This dress also has those elbow patches - made of a fake sues material and light brown in colour. I am not a huge fan of this trend and nearly put the dress back when I saw them on it - however once I had the dress on it seemed to go really well with the design and I obviously bought it!
The dress is nice and fitted as well as being comfy and warm, I tend to wear this with tights - beige or brown colours and flat shoes or boots. I haven't worn it for work yet, as it is a nice smart/casual day dress and I have been busy wearing it at weekends! I love the style, fit and coour and will be buying similar dresses in future.
Currently in Next stores and online http://www.next.co.uk/g656236s4 for £22 full price, I got this in the Next sale for £12 and would be happy to pay the RRP.
Sizes 6 - 22.